The end of July, the librarian that I work with texted me to tell me about 2 elementary school librarian positions that were open so that I could apply for them if I choose. I scooted on over to the district website and saw those positions...but I also saw that a position as a library assistant at the high school my kids will be attending in 2 years was open. I immediately saw the possibilities in this so I applied.
I have been commuting 35 minutes to work, this school is 10 minutes away and it is only 1/2 mile from the school my children currently attend. I am right down the road if Seth has a D emergency, there is a LOT of comfort in that, not to mention that the teen/hormone years will be much easier when we can tweak and do our pump magic at school together. (The other assistant had some asperger issues with her son so they worked out a sign if he wanted to talk to her at school and then they had a place in the stacks they would meet and talk, I think this is a great idea and am going to offer that to my super private son.)
And seriously, how could I pass up the opportunity to work in the same school my kids will attend, get to know the same kids they will know, rub shoulders with the teachers who see them everyday? If I can't be at home mom...this is the next best thing.
So Mark and I talked and I made the decision to table my dream of being an elementary librarian to further my dream of being mom to my children. I only have 6 short years (this takes my breath away to even type it) of my children at home...I have plenty of time. I don't ever want to have regrets.
Yesterday, when I accepted this position, I made a meaningful choice for myself and my family. I feel blessed.